Toronto Star endorses Stephane Dion and the Liberal party
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has run a government that has put partisanship and ideology ahead of the public interest.
In fiscal policy, Harper has pursued a neo-conservative strategy to cut the GST – not, as economists had recommended, income taxes – in order to reduce dramatically the role of government. He inherited a $12 billion surplus from the previous Liberal government (under Paul Martin) and has squandered almost all of it. His moves have left the government with little room to manoeuvre in the current crisis. (more)